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Brighton Bee Beginning Beekeeping Class

February 21, 2015

Contact:
Dave Swanson at dswanson@brightonbee.club (303-921-6150)
or Dan Rau at drau@brightonbee.club (303-351-1996)

The Brighton Bee Club, founded in 2011, is a group of local beekeepers committed to the preservation and growth of the endangered honey bee. We will be offering a one day seminar entitled, So You Think You Want to be a Beekeeper, at the United Power Headquarters building in Brighton on Saturday, February 21 2015. Local beekeepers will be available to answer questions on various beginner topics throughout the day. There will be ample time for a question and answer period during the second half of the seminar.

Local beekeeper Dan Rau will be presenting a discussion/lecture on topics of interest to those who are thinking about getting into the fascinating hobby of keeping their own backyard bee colony(s). This will give you an overview of what is involved in becoming a beekeeper and provide an opportunity to interact with local beekeepers to ask any questions you may have about getting into the beekeeping hobby.

The City of Brighton is currently drafting an ordinance that will allow beekeeping in the city limits as soon as this spring. This seminar will be ideal for those who are interested in keeping bees in the city.

The morning session will cover topics such as: How much does it cost? How much land do I need? What equipment will I need to purchase? Will I get stung? plus many other topics about getting started as a beekeeper. The afternoon session will be a question/answer format. Cost is $25 which includes a box style lunch.

Pre-Registration is required as there are limited seats and can be done online at: http://www.brightonbee.club/resources/seminars/seminars/wanna-bee or visit our website at http://www.brightonbee.club and go to the Resources button
We hope you can attend our seminar and allow us the opportunity to share our joy and passion for helping preserve the health and longevity of the all-important honey bee in our local area.

Contact:
Dan Rau
drau@brightonbee.club
(303-351-1996)

Dakota Bee 2015 Beekeeping Classes

Thinking about beekeeping? 

Come spend an hour with us to learn about beekeeping. What time of year to start, expectations, costs involved and how beekeeping can be a lifetime hobby, joining a club, taking classes to help understand the bees and what they need.  This class is for information on how to get started with the intent of the new beekeeper taking time to educate themselves with future classes with us, or a bee club and or mentoring.

$10 per person
Classes at the outlet store
Wednesday Nights
November 5th and 19th from 6 pm to 7 pm
December 3rd and 17th from 6 pm to 7 pm
January  7th and 21st
 from 6 pm to 7 pm
February  4th and 18th from 6 pm to 7 pm
March 4th and 18th from 6 pm to 7 pm

Click here to sign up   http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Thinking-about-beekeeping-at-The-Outlet-Store_c2.htm

Introduction to beekeeping

This class focuses on starting a beehive in April with a bee package or nuc. Preparing your equipment where to place your hive. What to expect when getting started.

$35 per couple                                                                                                $35 per couple
Classes At the Outlet Store                                                                              Classes At Wardle Feed
Wednesday Nights                                                                                         Saturday Mornings
 November 12th from 6 pm to 8 pm                                                                January  10th and 24th from 10 am to 12 pm
December 10th 
from 6 pm to 8 pm                                                                February  7th and 21st from 10 am to 12 pm
January  14th and 28th 
from 6 pm to 8 pm                                                   March 7th and 21st from  10 am to 12 pm
February  11th and 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm                                                 April 4th and 18th from 10 am to 12 pm
March 11th and 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm
April  1st and 15th

Click here to sign up for Wednesday night classes Outlet Store  http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Introduction-to-beekeeping-at-the-Outlet-Store_c4.htm

Click here to sign up for Saturday classes at Wardle http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Introduction-to-beekeeping-at-the-Outlet-Store_c4.htm

Spring Splitting your Hives

April is the time of year for splits as the first calls for swarms start coming around April 10th. This class focus is judging your hive for the right time to split. Splitting with or without introduction of new queens.  

                      $35 per Couple
Classes At the Outlet Store
Thursday Nights
January  8th and 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm
February 5th and 19th from 6 pm to 8 pm
March 5th and 19th from 6 pm to 8 pm
April 2nd and 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm

Click here to sign up http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Spring-Splitting-your-Hives-at-The-Outlet-store_c6.htm

Swarms how to catch a swarm 

In this class the first rule with any swarm is safety. How locate and identify wild hives in your area. Different methods for capturing swarms and why. Swarm traps and more.  

$35 per couple
          Classes At the Outlet Store
Tuesday Nights 

January  13th or the 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm
February 10th or the 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm
March 10th or the 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm
April 7th or the 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm

Click here to sign up: http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Swarms-how-to-catch-a-swarm_c27.htm

Bee Health and nutrition
In this class we talk about pollen patties, feed supplements, essential oils, winter patties and feeding cycles. Also discussed are different feeding methods.

                   $35 per couple.
Classes At the Outlet Store
Tuesday Nights
May 5th or the 19th from 6 pm to 8pm
June 9th  or the 23rd from 6 pm to 8 pm
July 7th or the 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm

Click here to sign up http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Bee-Health-and-Nutrition-at-the-Outlet-Store_c7.htm

Bee diseases and treatments

Judging the health of a hive for diseases and pests and what treatments may be appropriate. Mite counts and methods of checking your bees for mites.

$35 per couple.
Classes At the Outlet Store
                 Thursday Nights
June 11th  or the 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm
July 9th or the 23th from 6 pm to 8 pm

August 6th or the 20rd from 6 pm to 8 pm

Click here to sign up http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Bee-diseases-and-treatments-at-the-Outlet-Store_c8.htm 

Winterizing your hive

Preparing your hive for winter, feeding alternatives, combining hives for overwintering. What you should be seeing in the hive.

$35 per couple
Classes At the Outlet Store
Thursday Nights
August 13th or the 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm
September 10th or the 24th from 6 pm to 8pm
October  1st or the 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm

Click here to sign up http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Winterizing-your-hive-at-the-Outlet-Store_c9.htm

Bee Classes in the bee yard

Come spend time in our bee yard observing hive inspections checking for brood, queen and the overall health of the hive. This class is limited to 15 students or couples.
$35 per Couple
Classes Wardle Bee Yard
Saturdays Mornings
May 2nd or the 16th or the 30th from 10 am to 12 pm
June 13th or the 27th from 10 am to 12 pm
July 11th or the 25th from 10 am to 12 pm

Click here to sign up  http://www.shop.dakotabees.com/Bee-Classes-in-the-bee-yard-at-Warlde-Feed_c10.htm

Classes are $35 per couple limited to 30 seats per class. Classes are designed to have fun and learn. I also encourage new beekeepers to join one of the bee Clubs. Attend club meetings work with a mentor.

Denver Urban Homesteading Store Offerings:

Beginning Beekeeping Classes February 14, 2015, 10 am-12 pm

Performing a Colony Split Class, February 13, 2015,  7-9 pm

Please see our event calendar for more information. Or contact Denver Urban Homesteading at:

Denver Urban Homesteading

200 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO

303-825-0231

james@denverurbanhomesteading.com

High Land Beekeeping Club – Beekeeper Training 2015

We will have our 2015 “Intro to Beekeeping Class” on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the Lockheed Martin club house.  The club house is roughly located at Wadsworth and Waterton Canyon Road.  The turn off is at the Colorado Golf and Turf business. Additional directions will be provided prior to class.

The class will run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The tuition is $100.00 per person.  Sorry, there are no family or student discounts for this class.

The class has 2 experienced beekeeping instructors, will include a flash drive loaded with beekeeping information, and will use a variety of teaching methods and tools.

For further information or to register, please contact Jo Haugland at:  jo.haugland7@gmail.com

To Bee or Not To Bee Store Offerings:

Beginning Beekeeping February 14 and 28, 9-4

Intermediate Beekeeping February 7 and 21, 9-4


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